Saturday was my future mother-in-laws birthday so we decided to surprise her and drive to Jacksonville which is about 3 hours away. We were trying to decide what to do with all of the dogs and finally concluded that leaving Buddy and Tag (my mom would come check on them) and bringing Maggie for the quick overnight trip would be the easiest.
We loaded her up in the car and got on the road Saturday afternoon. Maggie loves car rides but seemed to get a little confused when we just kept going.
It didn’t take too long before she settled in and used the time to work on her ever-important beauty rest. Once we got to town we had to quickly throw Maggie in her crate and rush to meet Rich’s family at dinner. Of course, I felt guilty leaving her so quickly in a new place, and was expecting a traumatized dog when we returned, but of course I was wrong.
When we got home we let Maggie out and she got to meet everyone. She was a little shy at first but before long was snuggled on the couch with Rich’s little sister. To say that this dog has improved would be the understatement of the century. True, she doesn’t go rushing up to strangers, but a few months ago I wouldn’t have ever imagined taking her on a roadtrip to stay with humans she had never met. She took the whole thing in stride.
Rich’s family of course was in love with Maggie and kept talking about how well behaved she was. In fact, if they didn’t have a cat, I think they might have adopted her on the spot!
We got back to town Sunday morning and I swear Maggie bragged to Tag and Buddy about her adventure. Typical little sister! Do you have any holiday traveling planned with your pet? How do they handle traveling?